Minds may be on their big European clash in Belarus, but the Italian champions have hearts on the Italy international who is still in hospital with an unconfirmed illnessAC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is keeping thoughts with Antonio Cassano ahead of their Champions League clash against BATE Borisov in Group H on Tuesday.
Cassano has been in hospital for two days after falling ill on the return flight to Milan following their 3-2 Serie A win over Roma on Saturday.
The striker's problem has not been confirmed by the club, but Allegri said the game in Minsk will be played with Cassano in mind.
"Tomorrow [Tuesday] we will play for Antonio [Cassano] as well and it is a great pity that he won't be playing as he has been in great form recently," Allegri told the press.
"Everybody is looking forward to his return."
Milan are on a good run having won five consecutive games in all competitions. However, Allegri is expecting a stern test against BATE.
"We had a very important game on Saturday and performed very well up front, but still conceded two goals.
"I am pleased with our display and hope that it will be a starting point for further successes.
"We have a very important game tomorrow as we are targeting first place and we have to win to approach our second game against Barcelona on equal terms.
"Although we have conceded a lot of goals lately I am not too worried about our defence.
"Sometimes we have conceded from set-pieces. We have some points to improve on there.
"During our game in Milan BATE played some good football. They have many quality players and everyone in our team should understand that it will not be an easy game."
Milan currently lead the group on seven points alongside Spanish giants Barcelona.
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